How to Enhance Your Knowledge of JavaScript and Have a Rewarding Career

JavaScript has become the main driving force behind many websites and web apps today.

The programming language provides a simple way for developers to add beautiful effects, interaction details and even process data. By learning JavaScript, you can do the following:

  • Collect user input
  • Link your app to your website or database on the web
  • Add your own pop-up interfaces
  • Include more refined sound controls
  • Add game logic to your apps

If you’re interested in learning about JavaScript, keep reading to find out more on what it takes to hone the in-demand skill.

What Is JavaScript?

JavaScript is a programming language that was designed for the web. JavaScript can be used to manipulate your webpages to perform a variety of functions. Some of the applications are purely functional, while others are just for fun. You don’t have to know everything about the programming language, because there are numerous scripts out there that you can simply grab and paste into your HTML code.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to know HTML to learn JavaScript. It does help, but it isn’t necessary since JavaScript doesn’t use HTML, even though it is used with HTML. You do need to know how to work with HTML documents because you will be pasting your scripts into the HTML code. Additionally, you will need to know where to place the JavaScript.

There are many terms that you will have to learn when it comes to JavaScript. However, you don’t have to learn them all right now, before doing any scripting. It is easier to learn the terms as you go along, as this will give you a greater understanding of them.

JavaScript Books, Tutorials And Other References

When it comes to technical coding skills such as PHP, Ruby and JavaScript, you need a reliable guide or tutorial to help you get started. Below are the best references I recommend for all levels of JavaScript learners.

1. Professional JavaScript for Web Developers: Written by Nicolas C. Zakas, this book is the ultimate JavaScript guide. If you’ve seen any of Zakas’ work before, you’ll know he’s incredibly thorough. Besides covering the JavaScript language, this book will give you a good handle on using JavaScript in the browser.

2. JavaScript Patterns: After reading the book above, you’ll know how to write JavaScript. Once you have the basics down, this book will teach you how to organize it, an important skill that isn’t as common as you might think.

3. JavaScript Jabber: JavaScript Jabber is a podcast that will help you stay updated on everything related to JavaScript. The podcast covers topics such as JavaScript Objects and Asynchronous Programming. Be sure to check out the notes from each show with links to things mentioned on the program.

4. JavaScript Weekly: JavaScript Weekly is an extensive collection of what’s going on in the JavaScript community; new projects, updated projects, news, videos and conference information. If you aren’t into podcasts then this one is a great resource.

5. JavaScript: The Good Parts: Learning JavaScript can be an overwhelming experience. This book emerges as a crash course on the programming language by cutting through the heaps of information floating around online.

6. Code Academy: Global online tutorials such as Code Academy can provide you with the initial resources to learn a number of popular programming languages including JavaScript. The popular platform boasts an active and robust community for collaborative learning. The interactive program is also free and allows you to learn at your own pace.

7. The New Boston: For comprehensive video tutorials, try The clips found on the website can be helpful when troubleshooting complex JavaScript processes. Similar to Code Academy, there is also an online forum for individuals to exchange tips and ideas.

To conclude, learning JavaScript is a step-by-step process that takes years to master. Therefore, a consistent approach is much better than late night cramming. Lastly, don’t forget to stay plugged into the JavaScript community to make sure what you’re knowledge is up to date and correct. Good luck!




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